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Android beats iOS in platform loyalty, study finds

By Shawn Knight · 35 replies
Mar 9, 2018
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  1. onestepforward

    onestepforward TS Enthusiast Posts: 77   +39

    How many times does it need to be said that Apple includes a headphone jack dongle. It might not be ideal for some people but it is still a headphone jack - it works as a headphone jack and does everything that a headphone jack is supposed to do. I have no problem with Apple dropping old technology, and in this case technology that was invented in something like the 1920s. What are you going to say when Samsung eventually drop the headphone jack, and they will!?
    Shadowboxer likes this.
  2. Shadowboxer

    Shadowboxer TS Booster Posts: 127   +46

    “Wow that pic is so old your headphones have a cable!”

    Will be a commonly uttered phrase in the near ish future.
    onestepforward likes this.
  3. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 347   +142

    First I'm not trying to convince anyone or change an Apple user's opinion, I'm simply stating that my experience with their products has been inferior when compared with the things I can do with an open ecosystem such as Windows and Android, to me, it's important to do almost anything with the hardware I have, Apple products are too closed, so they are pointless to me, that's MY OPINION and I'm not trying to convince you.
    Evernessince likes this.
  4. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 619   +217

    My windows phone syncs better with my windows PC , I'll regret the day I have to switch phone ,just because the masses ,refused to accept windows on the phone ,which as far AFAIK doesn't have the issues that android or ios user have. FFS M$ provided Office for both ios and android. because of the lack of an app option as good. go figure.
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,943   +562

    Yeah you have a lot of companies targeting different customer objectives. It's healthier from that perspective. Google just has to sort out security updates for the ecosystem.
    Evernessince likes this.
  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,515   +2,825

    Yes but that dongle uses your charging port, so it's a huge trade-off and you have that dongle hanging off your phone as you mentioned. If you want to charge and listen to your music like you could do on an iPhone 6 and earlier, you have to buy another adapter and attach that as well. Here you are having to use two adapters just to Jerryrig your phone to use the 3.5mm jack, it's crazy. So many other better options.

    A last little bit, every iPhone after the iPhone 6s doesn't have an internal DAC. The little 3.5mm dongle has it built in instead but due to size constraints it's a lower quality one. Not something you'd expect from Apple, which made allot of it's money off music and headphones.
  7. bolski

    bolski TS Booster Posts: 64   +74

    Well, I have a Samsung S7 and it gets monthly security updates. Been getting them since I got it over a year ago. Things have changed for the better since you got your device possibly..
  8. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Maniac Posts: 289   +176

    I like android for one main reason. YOU DON'T NEED proprietary software to Add/Remove music, photos, or video from them! I HATE ITUNES.
    marktherob2011 likes this.
  9. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,719   +1,135

    The dreaded iTunes... with more bloatware than ever and updates popping up every couple days, at one point I got an iPod shuffle as a gift and I hated iTunes, it ruined my experience.

    So what's the point of posting in a forum where you'll just leave your opinion and not contribute to the collective knowledge?

    Well this is not really that different from many posters...
  10. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,445   +1,615

    That is disingenuous. Saying "my device can use a dongle for proper functionality." Does NOT mean "my device has proper functionality".

    The iphone 7 has no headphone jack, and is reliant on fragile, easy to lose dongles to use proper headphones. And to charge, you either have to stop listening to your music or buy a $35 dongle to plug your dongle into, and plug THAT into your charger.

    All because apple wanted some stupid sensor nobody cared about.

    The dongle is not a headphone jack. The dongle allows you to use your charging port as an audio jack, at the expense of being able to send audio and charge at the same time. That is a dealbreaker for a lot of people, and is nothing more then a thinly veiled excuse to try and lock people into buying more expensive peripherals. Having the dongle is not the same thing as having the native port on the device itself.
    marktherob2011 likes this.
  11. Verne Arase

    Verne Arase TS Rookie

    I'm not sure CIRP has come to the right conclusion being as all they're looking at is transition numbers between OSes.

    It's not like they polled switchers and asked "Why?" ... they simply observed numbers and are making their own assumtions about those numbers - and we know what happens when you assume.

    The transition could be more about unit costs - after all, the average Android handset is something like $250 and there are a gizillion more BOGO deals and the like on Android.

    Methinks that inferring intent from numbers is a fools' game, and if you want true motives you have to go beyond statistics.

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